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Dog-Friendly Home Ideas

Any house plan can be dog-friendly with a little creativity, planning, and design!

From small space savers to over-the-top suites, there are many creative ways to incorporate living space for your Best Friend into your new home. Especially when it comes to the mud room or utility room. Here are 5 ideas from around the web to inspire you:

1. A pet spa in the utility room
A dog spa like this one makes bath time easy…no bending over, and a handheld hose for rinsing. Having bath time in the utility room keeps messes out of the bathroom and makes for simple clean-up.

Dog Spa in the Utility Room

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2. Built-in feeding bowls
This idea is perfect for taking advantage of the unused space at the bottom of kitchen or utility room cabinetry. Install it under the cabinet where you plan to store dog food and other supplies to save time in your daily routine.

Bedroom Design Mistakes to Avoid

The master bedroom design is one of the most important factors that you will plan for your dream home. It’s a place to escape from the demands of daily life and relax at the end of the day. How you choose to design and decorate the space can have a huge impact on how comforting and enjoyable it can be.

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Master bedroom from The Runnymeade #1164

Fire Prevention | Protect Your Home and Family

It’s important to protect your family with properly placed and installed smoke alarms. Remember, smoke alarms are only designed to last 7-10 years. If yours are over 10 years old, it’s time to replace!

Help increase awareness in your community about the life-saving benefits of smoke alarms.

Fire prevention tips to protect your family.

Statistics to share

  • Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms
  • More than one-third (37 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.
  • The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.

Hardesty Plan 1287 | Rendering-to-Reality

The Hardesty Plan 1287 is being built in New London, NC!

Almond Builders, LLC is currently building The Hardesty plan 1287. Follow the progress in this Rendering-to-Reality story, from foundation to move-in ready!

Update: Move-in Ready!

Front rendering of The Hardesty plan 1287.

Siding and stone detailing add Craftsman charm to this inviting ranch-style house plan. This four bedroom house plan makes the most of space, with a large kitchen overlooking the open great room and dining room area, with generous mud and utility rooms offering storage and work space. A cathedral ceiling and an abundance of windows bring light into the living space. A well-appointed master suite is a perfect place to relax in this house plan.